The Brandywine Valley is filled with unique treasures ready to wow your group. From some of the most magnificent gardens in the country to world-renowned museums, Chester County has an attraction for everyone.
Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States.
Greater Philadelphia Gardens makes it easy for visitors to discover what each public garden and arboretum has to offer. See monthly Events highlights on our website to easily explore 30 member gardens – from world famous gardens to lesser-known gems you can discover nearby. So much of the nation’s horticultural history is rooted in this region that it has been acclaimed “America’s Garden Capital”.
Discover a sprawling display of Americana showcasing classic muscle cars, music, and memorabilia. A guided tram tour takes visitors through decades of American history. General admission tours offered every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Something for everyone!
This 106 acre hidden gem is nestled just north of charming downtown Kennett Square. This natural setting includes 2 ponds, streams, woodlands including a beech grove with specimens dating back over 250 years, and 3 miles of walking trails. Recreational activities include tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, soccer and lacrosse fields, a performance pavilion, as well as picnic pavilions.
Located in a Historic 1834 Chester County Barn, the Anitque Ice Tool Museum is the worlds largest collection of tools, equipment and vehicles used in the "Natural Ice Trade". Step back in time from the 1800’s to the 1940’s and view a part of history that changed the American way of life.
The Sanctuary consists of 119 acres of wetlands, woodlands and meadows and is dedicated to wildlife habitat and public use. Discover the history, geology, wildlife, plant life and habitats of the basin by walking along the interpretive trail and visiting one of the many education stations along the way. The sky over Black Rock is a flyway, or air highway, for birds that migrate up and down the East Coast. Our wetlands attract waterfowl and provide for other plants and animals.
Brandywine Outfitters Inc. will carry you and your family and friends out of time on a scenic canoe trip down the Brandywine River. In the morning, paddle down the river through one of the most beautiful parts of Pennsylvania, then take a break for lunch at mid-day. Close the day canoeing through Southern Chester County. See our website for details.
Discover an outstanding collection of American art housed in a 19th century mill with a dramatic steel and glass addition overlooking the banks of the Brandywine River. Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth.
Originally the Longwood Progressive Quaker Meeting House and was involved in the Underground Railroad; Our Information Center offers information on the entire Brandywine Valley attractions, restaurants, accommodations and special events. Located at 300 Greenwood Road in Kennett Square, PA, near Longwood Gardens. We look forward to being of service to you and your family!
The 18-hole "Broad Run" course features 6,826 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72; the course rating is 73.0 and it has a slope rating of 132. Designed by Phil Larsen/Rees Jones, ASGCA, the Broad Run golf course opened in 2000. Jeff Broadbelt manages the course as the General Manager.
Guided tours, bread baking and cooking demonstrations at John Chads House and Barns-Brinton House, a rare colonial tavern; Exhibits in the Barn Visitors Center and special events throughout the year; Chadds Ford Days in September, The Great Pumpkin Carve in October and Candlelight Christmas in December.